Last winter, our crew took to the mountains and tested 97 pairs of the prototype skis, 20 of the latest snowboards, and a handful of accessories in a full range of conditions, including ice, man-made, groomed trails, and powder. We whittled down the entrants to the ski selections you see here (and snowboards here).
Rossignol Squad 7
BEST FOR POWDER
By replacing metal with a basalt core, Rossignol improved the impeccable Super Seven. It's lighter than its predecessor, increasing maneuverability and allowing it to float through powder with ease. With a low tip and tail rocker, it hugs firm surfaces and carves race turns down groomed trails. [$800; rossignol.com]
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